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An annual rally calling on Moscow to return the islands it seized off Hokkaido at the end of World War II was held Tuesday in Tokyo with government officials, lawmakers and former islanders in attendance.

Russia has hardened its stance on the long-standing territorial dispute that has prevented Tokyo and Moscow from signing a peace treaty.

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